When teeth are discolored, it’s only natural to want them to look good. After all, our smile is a big part of how we greet others each day.

Our team of professionals is often asked the best way to improve a patient’s smile. There are different answers for different people when it comes to cosmetic dentistry Phoenix. So here’s a guide to help you examine which approach can best improve your smile.

Professional Teeth Whitening Phoenix AZ

If teeth have yellowed, whitening is often the easiest approach to restoring luster. There are several methods that the Sky Dental team can recommend. Professional grade bleaching is more intensive than anything you can do at home. Plus, it is overseen by a cosmetic dental professional . Laser whitening can be done in just 30 minutes, and the results are beautiful!

However, whitening isn’t as effective when teeth are gray or brown. The results can be uneven if the teeth have white spots or visible fillings. This is when you may need more advanced cosmetic dentistry in Phoenix.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding may be used in addition to teeth whitening or as an alternative. This procedure typically is used only for your front teeth or for the most difficult stains or anomalies.

Dental bonding procedures are a good solution for discoloration. The bonded material covers cracks and chipped teeth. Dentists sometimes use the material to rebuild lightly damaged teeth. This corrects for misshapen teeth due to age or injury and exposed roots due to receding gums. It can be used to reduce gaps between teeth as well.

Your Sky Dental professional will apply a resin that matches natural tooth color. Then it is cured under a UV light. Patients like this method because it is fast, effective and pain-free. After one dental bonding Phoenix AZ session, your smile is beautiful again.

Typically bonded material lasts up to ten years. Resin can chip, but it can be repaired if attended to promptly.

affordable cosmetic dentistry phoenixPorcelain Veneers

Considered more permanent than bonding, veneers represent long term smile repair. Like bonding, it can be limited to the front teeth or even one tooth, if that’s all that is needed. Poorly shaped teeth, stains, and cracks are corrected by veneers, and the effects are more dramatic than with bonding.

Since dental veneers are custom-made, more than one appointment is needed to achieve the final results. The porcelain actual replaces a thin layer of tooth enamel. Once it is bonded, the tooth is altered permanently. The typical lifespan of veneers is 15 years.

Other Considerations

There are other factors which may affect your decision. For instance, crowding may needed to be addressed by orthodontics before veneers or bonding is used. Furthermore, excessive tooth damage may need to be addressed by a full coverage crown rather than a cosmetic approach. Fortunately Sky Dental services can cover any dental care problem you have.

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